OS NGD API – Features

Get started quickly and download the data you need, as and when you need it, powering your applications with rich, consistent and current geographic information.

  • OS National Geographic Database
  • API
  • Public Sector Plan
  • Premium Plan

This product is updated up to daily

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What OS NGD API – Features provides you with

Perform powerful geospatial analysis

OS NGD API – Features enables you to perform powerful geospatial analysis. Filter the data to receive exactly what you need, as and when you need it.

Up-to-date and analysis ready

Benefit from current, detailed and accurate data to help you generate new location-based insight converting NGD data into meaningful and actionable information.

Rich data and attribution

Access detailed geometries and rich attribution through OS NGD API – Features for only the data you need using spatial, attribute and/or time queries


Based on the OGC API – Features standard so interoperable with lots of GIS software and web mapping libraries.

OS NGD API – Features

Technical information

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Use cases

With OS NGD API - Features, you can:

  • Request specific features using spatial, attribute and/or time queries
  • Interrogate highly detailed feature information
  • Freely discover what data collection are available
  • Explore the data schemas
  • Request data in GeoJSON format
  • Visualise Ordnance Survey data and apply your own styling.
  • API
Data theme
  • Multiple
Data structure
Great Britain
1:1250 to 1:10,000
  • OGC API – Features
Publication months
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OS Data Hub plan
  • Public Sector Plan
  • Premium Plan

Documents and Support

Getting started guides

  • OS NGD API - Features - Getting started
    The getting started guide provides instructions for using the product in different software applications. Users with limited technical knowledge will be able to follow this guide.
  • OS NGD API - Features - Accessing OS NGD
    OS NGD API – Features is an API that gives you simple, direct access to the OS National Geographic Database (NGD). Here you can find out how to access the API.

Technical specification

Additional information

Download sample data

You can try OS NGD sample data to get a flavour of what you can achieve.

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What you get

Key features
  • Perform powerful geospatial analysis
  • Up-to-date and analysis ready
  • Rich data and attribution
  • Interoperable
OS National Geographic Database
  • API
Data structure
Update frequency
Up to daily

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